How to Live Your Best Bridgerton Life From Modern Day London
Love to love it or love to hate it, Bridgerton is back – something even my dad was looking forward to. If you can’t get enough of the Netflix show, here’s how you can keep the drama going…
Photo: Bridgerton Secretcinema
1 The Lanesborough Bridgerton-themed afternoon tea, Hyde Park
In partnership with Netflix and Shondaland, The Lanesborough is hosting a limited-edition afternoon tea that pays homage to the Regency era, a time of great revelling and high style, of elegant parties, balls and grand dinners, but with a contemporary twist. Setting the scene, the Bridgerton Afternoon Tea will take place in The Lanesborough’s richly decorated dining room, a Regency icon in the capital complete with a domed glass roof and softly lit chandeliers. Expect a traditional afternoon tea offering of finger sandwiches filled with coronation chicken, smoked salmon and rare roast beef. In addition to the scones, sweets include a cake made from chocolate sable with milk chocolate and whipped passionfruit curd, named The Rake in honour of Viscount Anthony; and a Charlotte sponge cake inspire by Queen Charlotte called A True Love Match.
Date: Running until September 2022
Cost: From £65pp
Address: Hyde Park Corner SW1X 7TA
2 Bridgerton Secretcinema, Wembley
Live out your Bridgerton fantasy at the Bridgerton Secretcinema, where you get to frock up in your Regency finest and hunt for your true love and make your debut into a debauch society. Held in a secret location in Wembley, the event features a ballroom dancefloor with a string quartet playing pop classics. You will have a dance card which you can fill up with partners of choice. If all that sounds like you’re reliving your prom hell, there are side rooms where you can learn life drawing, play cards, train at the boxing club or re-live your favourite on-screen moments with a moving light show.
Dates: April 7,9, 14, 16
Time: Tuesday to Sunday
Tickets: From £39
3 Bridgerton Tours departing London
A handful of tours will take you from London to bath a one-day tour, so avid fans can take a look at the show’s filming locations. While they essentially take you to the same sites and do the same thing, each is a little different to the next. Go Tours will take you and a small group to Bath to visit locations such as Wilton House (the Duke of Hasting’s home) and the real life locations of Featherington House and Lady Danbury’s home. The trip includes time wandering around Bath too, as part of a group or as an independent roam. Rabbie’s offer a private tour that takes you past many Bridgerton sites including Royal Crescent, Wilton House and the Holburne Museum. Luxury Vacations UK also offer private tours that include an afternoon tea at the Royal Crescent Hotel, and etiquette and fashion advice from the time. Brit Movie Tours offers a Bridgerton Walking Tour of Bath (Saturdays) as well as a full day tour, that will take you from London to Bath and around the sites in a black cab.
Tour Companies: Go Tours (from £45), Rabbie’s (POR), Luxury Vacations UK (from £170), Brit Movie Tours (£675 1-9 people)
4 Rabbie’s London Bridgerton Tours, around London
Love Bridgerton but don’t want to go to Bath? Cool. Rabbie’s also offers private one-day tours around key Bridgerton locations in London that will satiate all your Regency wants. This includes the Grade-I listed Syon House in Brentford, the 200-acre estate of the Duke of Northumberland, Painshill Park in Cobaham, and Ranger’s House in Greenwich, which is the Bridgerton family home. Rabbie’s offers two London tours and while the itineraries may be slightly different, both offer a hit of Regency glamour and Bridgerton drama.
Website: Rabbie’s (POR)